Early modern gardens as living collections

 
  
  
  

În data de marți, 24 noiembrie 2020, între orele 13:00-14.00 Dna dr. Florike Egmond de la Universitatea din Leiden (https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/florike-egmond#tab-2) este invitată în cadrul atelierului de Istoria grădinilor și peisajelor să susțină o prelegere intitulată „Early modern gardens as living collections”.

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Florike Egmond is a Dutch historian living in Rome. She has taught history and social sciences at several Dutch universities and worked at the National Archive in The Hague. She is a fellow of the Scaliger Institute (Leiden) and has worked for Leiden University since 2004 as a researcher in NWO-funded research projects on the naturalist Carolus Clusius; the visual culture of natural history in Europe (Re-Reading the Book of Nature), and the long-term visual and textual history of aquatic creatures.

She has published widely on the history of natural history, collecting and depicting naturalia in early modern Europe, in the context of the social and cultural history of science. She is currently working on images fossils between the 16th and the 18th century, and on how Europeans dealt with exotic plants and represented them visually.

Her most recent books are Eye for Detail. Drawings of plants and animals between art and science, 1500-1630 2016 by (London, 2017), and The World of Carolus Clusius. Natural History in the Making, 1550-1610 (London, 2010).

She also published the following edition of the rediscovered 16th-century drawings of Conrad Gessner and Felix Platter: Florike Egmond edit. and intro and apparat, Conrad Gessners Thierbuch. Die Originalzeichnungen. (WBG, Darmstadt, 2018).